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As the holiday season begins to come around once again, thoughts turn to quality time spent with loved ones and delicious meals. Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners are both truly special affairs, with many families celebrating New Year’s Day in much the same way. Whether you’re spending time with family or even just good friends, planning out your meal in advance will help to reduce stress and keep you on track. Not sure what wine to select for your guests? Discover the perfect wines for the holiday season in this short guide.

Wine With Turkey Dinners

Zinfandel, a blush wine that’s generally somewhat sweet, can be overpowering when paired with the wrong foods. It’s also generally too sweet for most people to enjoy alone. But when paired with a full turkey dinner, its acidity perfectly balances the savory flavor of turkey, potatoes, and stuffing, so it’s ideal for Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners. The key to choosing a good zinfandel is to skip the cheaper options; they

As the holiday season begins to come around once again, thoughts turn to quality time spent with loved ones and delicious meals. Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners are both truly special affairs, with many families celebrating New Year’s Day in much the same way. Whether you’re spending time with family or even just good friends, planning out your meal in advance will help to reduce stress and keep you on track. Not sure what wine to select for your guests? Discover the perfect wines for t

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3 Top Summer Wine Spritzers

Whether you are in Napa Valley or at home with your new wine collection from Napa Valley, you should shake things up a bit and try a few summer wine spritzers. For those of you who plan to opt for a Napa Valley hotel package, ask about the scenery so you can be sure to make one of your spritzers in the hotel on those days when you just want sit around and enjoy the lush beauty that Napa Valley has to offer from your hotel room.

Choose the Right Wine

When you choose the wine to use in your spritzers, be sure to account for dryness and sweetness. A sweet wine may be too much if your other ingredients are sweet. You may need to adjust ingredients or choose a wine that isn't too sweet or dry. Don't worry though, because there are plenty white wine makers in Napa Valley to provide you with something to ease your palate.

Spritzer Recipes

Spritzer recipes are pretty easy to come up with, but it helps to have something to start with. Keep in mind that you can always change ingredients to fit

Whether you are in Napa Valley or at home with your new wine collection from Napa Valley, you should shake things up a bit and try a few summer wine spritzers. For those of you who plan to opt for a Napa Valley hotel package, ask about the scenery so you can be sure to make one of your spritzers in the hotel on those days when you just want sit around and enjoy the lush beauty that Napa Valley has to offer from your hotel room.

Choose the Right Wine

When you choose the wine to use in your spri

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There is a standing concept that red wines are to be served at room temperature while white wines are to be served chilled. However, some people prefer their red wines chilled and others debate about how best to chill any kind of a wine. Rest assured that when you make a reservation at a quality Napa Valley hotel, they know how to do it right. At the same time, there are a few simple facts you too should know about chilling wines and the details of the process.

Chilling Red or White

If you were to ask the average person, they would say to serve a white wine chilled and a red wine at room temperature. That might be correct if you are living in times when bottling wine first became popular, but today it is more about personal preference. In fact, there were times when wine was served heated to stave away the cold chill of the air. However, if you prefer this method, put the white wine in the fridge 20 minutes before serving it and take the red wine out of the fridge 20 minutes before s

There is a standing concept that red wines are to be served at room temperature while white wines are to be served chilled. However, some people prefer their red wines chilled and others debate about how best to chill any kind of a wine. Rest assured that when you make a reservation at a quality Napa Valley hotel, they know how to do it right. At the same time, there are a few simple facts you too should know about chilling wines and the details of the process.

Chilling Red or White

If you wer

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Have you ever seen a movie where the actors were sampling wine? They swirl the glance, look deeply at it, and even inhale the aroma with their eyes closed. Whether you are considering a Napa Valley hotel package or you just want to look like you know what you're doing at a local wine cellar, the information here can help. You don't have to spend years studying wine to be able to taste it correctly. However, the more experience you have with it, the better you will get at being able to tell a quality wine from a cheap one.

Understanding the Color

The color or hue of a wine can tell you a lot about how it was processed and aged. When fruits are crushed for wine, they may be crushed with the skin on or off. The longer the skin stays on the crushed fruit, the more of the details of the taste of the fruit the wine will embody. It might also be a deeper, darker color. Wines that are crushed without the skin on at all won't have a deep color or flavor, Instead, they will be crisp and light. Ne

Have you ever seen a movie where the actors were sampling wine? They swirl the glance, look deeply at it, and even inhale the aroma with their eyes closed. Whether you are considering a Napa Valley hotel package or you just want to look like you know what you're doing at a local wine cellar, the information here can help. You don't have to spend years studying wine to be able to taste it correctly. However, the more experience you have with it, the better you will get at being able to tell a quali

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